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15 June
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of res...
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15 June
Patient Identification Policy-Three unique identifiers required on all samples
The Patient Identification Policy for Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT) released in October 2016 stipulates the following 3 unique identifiers must be present on all samples sent to ...
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25 May
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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20 April
Notification of change of CMV IgM and IgG assays
As part of our ongoing service improvement program, the Infection & Immunity laboratory plan to switch from the current Biomérieux CMV IgM and IgG assays perform...
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20 April
Notification of introduction of hepatitis C antigen testing
In response to demand from some of our users, it has now been agreed that the Infection & Immunity laboratory will introduce hepatitis C virus antigen testing on serum (c...
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13 April
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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07 April
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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06 April
Post vasectomy semen analysis (PVSA)
There has been a change to our policy for post vasectomy semen analysis (PVSA) which was necessary in order to conform to the new 2016 guidelines published in a collaborative report by the Assoc...
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31 March
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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17 March
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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13 March
Healthcare Science Week 10-19 March 2017
Healthcare Science Week is an annual week-long programme designed to promote the amazing work of healthcare science professionals and highlight the difference they make to patie...
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10 March
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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09 March
BBC2 documentary series Hospital puts Pathology in the spotlight
BBC Two’s documentary series Hospital , a six part series, is a ground-breaking documentary that goes behind the scenes of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, one of ...
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06 March
Help improve our pathology service
Pathology User Satisfaction Survey 2017 The Directorate of Pathology at Imperial is committed to providing a high-quality, diagnostic service that supports the clinical req...
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03 March
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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24 February
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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17 February
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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16 February
Update regarding specific IgE testing for allergens and allergen component
For details of alteration in reference ranges for referred allergen tests please see attached letter ...
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16 February
Update to reporting of Syphilis testing in the Infection & Immunity laboratory
Introduction of  a grey zone and additional testing of equivocal Syphilis results. ...
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15 February
Test service provision in antifungal assays
5-flucytosine (5FC) levels and other antifungal assays Voriconazole, Posaconazole, Itraconazole and Hydroxy-Itraconazole are no longer managed by Imperial Pathology. This service is now ...
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10 February
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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03 February
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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02 February
Imperial Syphilis testing protocol update
Additional testing to confirm equivocal syphilis results A Public Health England (PHE) risk alert (Reference: RA15.041) has highlighted that the Abbott Architect syphilis T...
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27 January
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of respir...
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20 January
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of res...
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13 January
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of res...
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06 January
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying chart for the most recent data available on the number of res...
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30 December
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of ...
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23 December
Seasons Greetings!
Thank you to all our Pathology users for your input and contribution to our continual improvement in 2016. We look forward to continuing to support you by providing a quality Pathology s...
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16 December
Respiratory Virus Activity informatio
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of ...
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10 December
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of ...
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09 December
Imperial Tumour Marker Harmonisation
Centralisation of tumour marker blood testing to produce a harmonised service at Imperial The blood sciences department in Pathology at Imperial are currently analysing a number of tu...
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02 December
DIAGNOSTIC DELAY IN ANTI-DOUBLE STRANDED-DNA ANTIBODIES
Due to kit supply issues, there will be a delay in processing samples for anti-Double stranded-DNA antibodies in the Infection & Immunity Laboratory at Charing Cross. We have been in...
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02 December
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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21 November
TB ELISPOT/QUANTIFERON AND LYMPHOCYTE SUBSET AVAILABILITY OVER CHRISTMAS PERIOD 2016
Please be aware that over the Christmas period the Infection & Immunity Laboratory (Immunology and Virology) will run a limited service for some tests on the certain days. Pleas...
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17 November
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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16 November
Prednisolone by LC-MS/MS now available
We are pleased to inform you that we are now offering prednisolone measurement by LC-MS/MS analysis. Prednisolone is a commonly prescribed glucocorticoid; high doses are used in conditio...
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09 November
National Pathology Week at St Mary's
The Pathology team had a fantastic time at lunchtime today at St Mary's Hospital chatting to staff and the public about the very important role of Pathology in the Preve...
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08 November
A great start to National Pathology Week!
 National Pathology Week got off to a great start yesterday at Charing Cross Hospital.     [More]
07 November
It's National Pathology Week!
National Pathology Week is a celebration of pathology and the important contribution pathologists make to healthcare. [More]
04 November
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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28 October
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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14 October
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of ...
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07 October
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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06 October
End of Sexual Health Postal Service Pilot
The Sexual Health Postal Service trial that was run in conjunction with The John Hunter Clinic at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust has now come to an end. The pilot inc...
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29 September
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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23 September
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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21 September
Microbiology goes digital
The Microbiology laboratory at Charing Cross is moving to a total laboratory automation system where specimen handling automation is set to revolutionise the way Microbiology operates. The micro...
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16 September
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of ...
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13 September
Trust pathologist conducts UK’s first obesity autopsy - watch it on iPlayer
A Trust pathologist has led the UK’s first ever televised post-mortem to understand the impact obesity has on the human body, as part of a documentary for BBC Three. Dr Mike Osborn perfo...
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04 September
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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23 August
North West London Pathology joint venture agreement signed
The North West London Pathology (NWLP) joint venture agreement (JVA) was signed on 23 August between Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Chelsea and Westminste...
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29 July
Notification of discontinuation of HSV IgM and VZV IgM assays
The discontinuation of HSV IgM and VZV IgM assays will take effect on 31 st August 2016 The department of Infection & Immunity will no l...
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17 July
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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29 June
Reach Out for Healthcare Science Week 2016
North West London students explore healthcare science at Imperial [More]
20 June
Pathology User Survey results
A summary of the Pathology User Satisfaction Survey is now available! Thank you to all of the users of the Imperial Pathology Service who completed our user satisfaction...
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12 June
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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31 May
Change to ANA service
It has become necessary to change our screening strategy for anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) from the current manual HEp-2 Indirect ImmunoFluorescence (IIF) to an automated EliA C...
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31 May
Delays to anti-Cardiolipin antibody test
Due to a failed batch of assay reagent, there may a delay in testing of some anti-Cardiolipin antibody requests. The manufacturers have been contacted and are sending replacement reagents. A delive...
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31 May
Change in testing scope of the Infection & Immunity laboratory
The responsibility for accreditation of viral gastroenteritis testing (Rotavirus, Adenovirus and Norovirus) and rapid out of hours HIV testing is being transferred from the testing scope of the ...
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29 May
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of ...
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24 May
Reach out for Healthcare Science
Reach Out is a unique programme that gives 300 GCSE students the opportunity to explore how STEM subjects can be used in healthcare. The programme runs over three weeks across London...
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15 May
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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01 May
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the we...
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17 April
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the websi...
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10 April
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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04 April
Microbiology goes digital!
Microbiology specimen handling automation is set to revolutionise the way Microbiology operates. It brings the concept of the blood sciences track to the 4th floor at Charing Cross! The mic...
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27 March
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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21 March
Imperial POCT User survey - Have your say!
We are inviting all frequent users of POCT device(s) at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to complete our 2016 POCT user survey. Your feedback will help with the continuous evaluation of th...
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20 March
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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18 March
Notification of update of Toxoplasma serology testing kit
The Infection & Immunity Laboratory have changed their toxoplasma kit, Toxoreagent manufactured by Mast. This is a replacement as the manufacturer has discontinued the old kit (an older vers...
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14 March
Notification of change in Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia psittaci and Coxiella burnetii complement fixation testing practice, to take effect in April 2016
Atypical pneumonia serology is currently performed inhouse by complement fixation tests (CFTs). However, these labour intensive tests have been phased out by most modern laboratories, and reagen...
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13 March
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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09 March
New Information on the diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis
The Microbiology laboratory have reviewed their current practice and in keeping with national guidance will no longer perform routine Gram stain/ microscopy for the diagnosis of Bacterial Vagino...
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06 March
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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02 March
Help us improve pathology services
Pathology User Satisfaction Survey 2016 The Directorate of Pathology at Imperial is committed to providing a high-quality, diagnostic service that supports the clinical requirements of our ...
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28 February
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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21 February
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the websit...
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16 February
Change to Semen Analysis method in Andrology
In order to comply with NICE guidance the Andrology laboratory has changed the semen analysis method used from the automated CASA system to a manual method. The new procedure is based upon...
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14 February
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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07 February
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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03 February
Change to Hepatitis B surface antibody assay
Our hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) assay has recently been replaced (at short notice, by the manufacturer – Abbott) by a new improved version of the assay that has been standardised aga...
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01 February
Biomedical Scientists Awarded Queens Medal
Imperial Biomedical Scientists have been awarded with the Queen's ebola medal Following Public Health England’s appeal to recruit volunteers for UK funded diagnostic lab...
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31 January
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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24 January
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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22 January
New Andrology Sample kits
To ensure the samples arrive in an optimal condition for analysis the Andrology Laboratory is standardising the containers in which semen analysis and post vasectomy samples, including those col...
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17 January
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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10 January
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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04 January
Change of HIV serotyping method
Due to production issues, the Infection & Immunity laboratory at Imperial will be changing the assay used for HIV serotyping from the the Immunocomb HIV 1&2 Bispot assay to the Biorad Ge...
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31 December
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of ...
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19 December
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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12 December
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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05 December
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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01 December
National Pathology Week: Sickle Cell Awareness and Blood Transfusion
The National Pathology Week was held from the 2nd – 8th November 2015. The challenge for our Trust Transfusion Team was to create awareness about Sickle Cell A...
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28 November
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of ...
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21 November
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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14 November
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of res...
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09 November
Electronic access to results for pathology users
Accessing Pathology results from Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust Laboratories who refer work to ICHT Pathology and are on the N3 network or use ICE may be able to access p...
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07 November
Respiratory Virus Activity information
Information on respiratory virus activity will be published periodically over the winter months on the website. See the accompanying  chart  for the most recent data available on the  number of ...
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23 September
Reintroduction of hepatitis B serology reflex tests
In line with national guidelines, and in response to user feedback, the Department of Infection & Immunity plans to reintroduce reflex hepatitis B (HB) core antibody testing on post-vaccinat...
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14 September
Change in HbA1c methodology at Imperial
Change in HbA1c methodology   A new analyser and method for the measurement of HbA1c in whole blood will be introduced across the blood sciences laboratories of Imperial Co...
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07 August
Changes to the pneumococcal antibody assay
From the week commencing 17th August 2015, the Infection & Immunity laboratory will stop using our in house pneumococcal antibody assay and move to a commercially available CE marked assay (...
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29 July
Imperial leads TP session at International Congress
The 25th International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) Congress was held in London at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in June. Over 4000 delegates a...
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14 July
Imperial biomedical scientist dissertation published
Congratulations to biomedical scientist  Nahla Gassar, whose dissertation has been chosen to be published as a book by  Lambert Academic ...
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02 July
Prestigious award for Imperial Pathology Professor
Congratulations to Professor Waljit Dhillo who has been awarded a NIHR Research Professorship The Professorships [More]
25 June
Hammersmith Advanced Clinical Cytopathology Short Course
Imperial Pathology Clinical Leads to hold advanced Clinical cytopathology shortcourse 3rd -5th August 2015 The Advanced Course in Clini...
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19 June
POCT user survey Reminder – Final week to have your say!
POCT user survey Reminder – Final week to have your say! Thank you to those who have already completed the POCT user survey. The survey is for completion by any...
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14 May
AMH Assay Change
On 5th May 2015 the method for anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) changed from a manual ELISA method (Beckman AMH Gen 2) to an automated immunoassay (Roche). This enables a faster turn-around time of 3 d...
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08 May
Change of assay for EBV serology testing
Notification of change of assay for EBV serology testing from Premier Meridian to Abbott Architect, to take effect on Monday 11th of May 2015 As pa...
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01 May
POCT user survey - feedback needed
This year's POCT survey is now open; please find survey link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/POCTIMP2015 I would be grateful if you could pass on the link widely in your own depar...
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01 May
Diagnostic cloud update
The roll out of the Pathology Diagnostic cloud for GPs has now started. The Diagnostic cloud uses Sunquest ICE order communications and offers access to users t...
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13 April
Notification of change in complement fixation testing practice
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18 March
Chief Scientific Officer Award for Imperial Pathology Staff
The Chief Scientific Officer’s 2015 annual event #HCS15 Healthcare Science – Making it Happen  was held in central London on 16 & 17 March 2015. ...
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16 February
Improving Pathology Services
Pathology User Satisfaction Survey 2015 The Directorate of Pathology at Imperial is committed to providing a high-quality, diagnostic service that supports the clinical req...
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16 February
New Cardiac marker test available
High Sensitivity Troponin I Work published in the BMJ this month showed that new high sensitivity Troponin I (hs cTnI) tests can detect myocardial infarction in more wom...
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10 February
Imperial Biomedical scientists fighting Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
Following Public Health England’s appeal to recruit volunteers for UK funded diagnostic laboratories in Sierra Leone, a number of Biomedical Scientists from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust’s ...
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19 January
New Tube Guide Available
We have produced an updated Pathology Tube guide which is now available on the website. Please use this link to the Sample tubes and cont...
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14 January
Change to LC-MS/MS for aldosterone analysis
Supra-Regional Assay Service for Renin / Aldosterone We are transferring our Aldosterone and Renin service to LC-MS/MS.  This change was driven by a desire to reduce our...
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17 December
Pathology Call Centre - New email results service
Following an update to our systems we are now able to send results to the requesting clinician or patient’s GP on request via email from the Pathology call centre. This service is in addition to...
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03 December
National Pathology Week Success
National Pathology Week 2014 is a celebration of pathology, the science behind the diagnosis of disease, and the remarkable work of pathology staff, including Pathologists and B...
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17 November
Assay change for female testosterone
From 1 st December 2014 , the method for female testosterone analysis will change to immunoassay. This change is due to a reformulation of the assay by...
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31 October
National Pathology Week 3-9 November 2014
            National Pathology Week 2014 i...
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28 October
SystmOne problems with units of measure for 25 OH Vit D and Adjusted Calcium.
The  problem with SystmOne  failing to file results for 25 OH Vit D and Adjusted Calcium due to incorrect units of measure now appears to be resolved.  The Health and Social Care Informa...
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23 October
GP IT issue with SystmOne Results
Yesterday afternoon we became aware of a problem that many GP practices using SystmOne were unable to file Pathology results.  Yesterday evening the cause of  the problem was identified as a cha...
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03 October
HIV reports to give greater clarification to aid clinical interpretation
The Infection & Immunity laboratory is to amend the wording of some HIV serology and HIV typing test results. This is to give clearer information about the results to aid clinical interpreta...
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25 August
New GP Clinical advice line for microbiology enquiries
To improve access to clinical advice for GPs, Microbiology has introduced a dedicated help line for advice from a Consultant Microbiologist. The help line can be contacted Monday to Friday 09:00...
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19 August
Changes to the wording of Rubella reports.
There will be a change in the wording of rubella IgG reports: The  terms “detected”  and “not detected” will be substituted for the previously used “positive” and “negative” respect...
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11 June
POCT - have your say!
Point of care testing user survey  Imperial Pathology Point of Care Testing (POCT) specialty is conducting a survey about the POCT service and would be grateful if...
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02 June
Correct tubes for Viral Serology testing
From Monday 2 nd June, the Virology laboratory will no longer accept red top tubes for viral serology testing. Serology tests must be sent in a Rust (gel SST II) tube for sampl...
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30 May
Harmonisation of Liver Function Profile
The Trust’s blood sciences department has undergone a re-organisation of its services which has resulted in a need for the harmonisation of some test profiles, as well as providing the opportuni...
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28 May
Histopathology Education at Imperial
The Annual week-long ‘Diagnostic Histopathology of Breast Disease' course was held at the Pathology Museum, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, between 12-16 May 2014....
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22 May
Vitamin D Developments
Charing Cross Hospital recently hosted an update meeting on vitamin D. The meeting included presentations from Graham Carter of the Vitamin D External Quality Assessment Scheme (DEQAS), Imperial...
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28 April
"When Infection Strikes, Race for Immunity"
  Staff members from the Infection and Immunity laboratory are to take part in the 2014 Race for Life, raising money for Cancer Research, on 31st May 2014 in Regents Park. The team will...
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16 April
Bone specific ALP assay reformulation
There has been a reformulation of bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BALP) activity ELISA kits b...
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27 March
Upgrade to Trace Element Service
  Upgrade to Trace Element Service - Delays Expected A second new Agilent ICPMS is being installed in the Trace Element Laboratory at Charing  Cross hospital. The Lab wou...
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24 March
Service change - Laboratory tests for MPO, PR3 and GBM antibodies
Due to recent service disruption, the infection and immunity laboratory will move the analysis of MPO, PR3 and GBM antibodies on to the Immunocap250 autoanalyser (Thermofisher Scientific) today,...
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06 March
Pathology User Survey Extended!
Pathology User Satisfaction Survey 2014 The directorate of pathology is committed to providing a high-quality, diagnostic service that supports the clinical requirements of all users.
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25 February
Right GP code = right results
We have seen an increase in the number of GP request forms received in the lab without the assigned Individual GP code. Investigation has shown that all recent surgeries affected by this...
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03 February
Pathology Needs You!
Pathology User Satisfaction Survey 2014 The directorate of pathology is committed to providing a high-quality, diagnostic service that su...
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15 January
Diagnostic Cloud approved
The ICHC Trust’s Investment Committee has approved funding for a joint project with the local Clinical Commissioning Groups to establish the first steps for the development of a diagnostic cloud...
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20 December
Season’s Greetings from Imperial Pathology
Thank you to all our Pathology users and staff for your input and contribution to our continual improvement in 2013. We look forward to continuing to support you by providing a quality P...
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30 November
Introduction of faecal calprotectin as a new biochemical investigation at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
The faecal biomarker calprotectin is a neutrophil derived protein that is stable in faeces and can be detected by quantitative ELISA in small stool samples. During intestinal inflammation the pr...
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29 November
Diabetes – markers in a melting pot
Report: Diabetes – markers in a melting pot. Maggie Hancock, Consultant Clinical Scientist The UK endorsement of HbA1c in the diagnosis of type ...
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06 November
Diagnostic Cloud Project
The Pathology Laboratories are working with the CCGs on an exciting new project to improve the quality and availability of results. We are preparing a Business case to make an exciting new produ...
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15 October
Pathology Call Centre Improvement project
The Pathology Call Centre operates from 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday and offers a results service and will ensure all queries are directed to the appropriate Laboratory. Results can be obtain...
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16 July
Next Phase in Developing Charing Cross Hub
ICHNT Blood Sciences (Chemistry and Haematology)re-organisedthe  provision of the Laboratory services to General Practitioners, with all tests being Centralised at Charing Cross from July 16th. ...
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05 June
Haemoglobin reference range change
Please be aware that from 5 June 2013, all haemoglobin (Hb) and mean cell haemoglobin (MCHC)results from the haematology laboratories at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust will be reported in...
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04 April
Pathology Partnership deal with West Middlesex
The Imperial Pathology Laboratory has entered into a Partnership agreement with West Middlesex University Hospital. This agreement replaces a long standing agreement that West Middlesex had with...
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02 April
Pathology Contract with Chelsea and Westminster
The Imperial Pathology department has agreed to a 3 year extension to the current contract to Provide Pathology Services to Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. This contract secures th...
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